In the past few years, PRA techniques have become ubiquitous and are almost an obligatory element in project design and implementation. But can they, as some PRA practitioners claim, generate quantitative economic data which is better (or at least comparable) and more cost-effective than that derived from 'traditional' neo-classical methods like household surveys? The Mabalauta Workshop in south-east Zimbabwe tried to answer this question, among others.
PLA Notes (1999) 36. pp. 34-40.